Local Woman One of 21 Cancer Survivors Celebrated in Atlanta



Union, Miss. A Union woman was one of 21 five-year cancer survivors honored recently at the "2013 Celebrate Life" in Atlanta sponsored by The Cancer Treatment Centers of America.

Amanda Spence was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2004. She says the survivors were cheered on as they walked the red carpet upon arrival. A tree was planted in her name and white doves were released for the survivors at the inspirational event. Spence told Newscenter 11 Wednesday at Antioch Baptist Church about her experience with others fighting against cancer.

"It was amazing to see so many others like myself go through this same battle and you find just such a common theme," said Spence. "You just find camaraderie with the people because they are going through what you are going through."

Spence credits her family and her church family for helping get through her fight against cancer with prayers and support.

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